• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2000
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Two arcade perfect ports of games that will get stale within a short few minutes. Back then, way back then, this may have been revolutionary but on the PS2 it's almost like an insult to the grown intelligence of gamers.
  2. 30
    A complete and utter waste of time and money for anyone who isn't a die-hard shoot 'em-up junky.
  3. Only enjoyable if you equate fun with frustration, but most gamers have long since outgrown that philosophy, as have most games. Yet Gradius III and IV clings to its roots like a long rotting tooth.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KourtneyL.
    Jan 15, 2005
    10
    If you all think you are gamers think again. I remember Gradius III from the SNES and from playing it it makes me feel that I am playing the SNES version.Why do you people mention about the arcade version of the game? It never has been released here in the U.S.For all of you bad reviewers,You all need to learn to appreciate and like the games just the way they are.It doesn't matter how they look and play they are still fun in their own right.Not just the Gradius series but the other games too.Konami has spend alot of time and work on making games like this.I just don't understand why all of you have to be so negative and unhappy with the games.We all should be happy that we even have them in our lives.I am tired of all the negative bullshit.If all of you can't accept and or like all the games for the way they are then by all means leave them alone.The other developers have worked so hard on making the games and all of you so call gamers say negative stuff about all of them.To me that's nothing more than trash talk.The games can only have so much stuff in them.I also think that you all of you have bad taste.I do not want see anymore negative crap about them. -Kourtney Full Review »
  2. S.F.
    Sep 20, 2002
    9
    Really cool this game from back in the days is back.